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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 8, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta ij m ii BY WnNra olanm'w .em Ito snnil in mtla Ikit t iwrnrlw H. i 0.. 1 Unit AarlM 'Wml; Currii. By Barton Wood Carrie Tuk H offered poMlbUHlea In (he gun drumming line to Heniscn llaniclay Leaf (pur- sued Cantilever Jones) that hi. never had dreamed of while sojourning In the peaceful himleta of the Buckeye State. Be mute a ule of ,a (1or.en McGlnty automatics to a tall alim party which crossed his trail lu the Dlray Ghost saloon. He .didn't get this customer's name till the gentleman had gono out and mingled himself In flleaaaat little sandstorm that was blowing the mint off tke facades of Bullfrog's public and private edl- BCIM. "Who Is that tall Bern Leaf asked null Hos- kins, driver of the Golducld Four .Mule Limited. "lie Is afnlce to meot. Asks no questions aM boys handsomely." That slim replies BnK. Rpsklns. "noes by the ume of Tall Totnpklns. He irays ail' siiila ml'noi for a living, buying 'em In the roush and aelllna; 'em In the Is. by paper prospectus. As most of Ma mines don't come up to his prospectuses, be hns .whole lot of.shootlng on his hands. you Vis cofliln' down from Golflflelil In .my .stage he wiis sit- ting hoslde apparently deep In slumber, though I reckon he beard every syllnbub you hud to sny con- the ali'ootln' proclivities o1 them toy popguns yon're peddling.1' ever use an automatic, Rem Leaf Inquires. ''No." responds Bull Ilosldnj, ''an1 if be don't find ithat purchase, o' his a success he'll be comln' buck here earryin'j eight different .styles o' cannon and I lookln' up yonr address. He's a quiet cuss, but dnn- igerons." fHMWert be back till spoke up Deacon red bearded had clear-off his sent back of I he stove when he heard ttaje, all 'dl UiliUML propose a drink. I do tnow he won't be jjaclt rowr HosWns. "It ain't likely Tall Toinp- t.Ill'reo ote'bnslness, lessen he wants jfeahoured i eff tho-houMrtops." I know snorted Deacon Bowler, "that two owr-lo gaMdoo sends word to Tompklns by me that up tbelr way an' repeat a certain converaarloai tt Is reported as indtilgln1 In consnrnln' thenu'tbcir relative.. That's why he buys that bunch ogitfle self-sSpotln' hardware off this stranger, seeln' nrhe ballaat over In Rhyollte to have triggers imt Into 'em. He tells all this to me and urtral other jrentlemen what come down with him lla yonr stage Bull Hosklns o youn named Smith 8 just come, down 'In that case said Bull Hoakjns to Eera T-eaf stage frolu (JoldBeld who wye ho II defend you I "thMi urtoBidtlcs o' yours 11 get test and they oot accordloi'to ibe jon bi.n drommlD' >ro up If you get news to rL con Uie a Hp from me and hnstte your pin. .cross ArlMM border f t..f (honght a moment and then I Mr Tompkln. fan to make good with antomiflcH he Isn t liable to come 5 Is her spoke Deatou 'Up to Hardwage The gun dnimmer felt better Immediately but Gilsey into a room where several aosen began to dance again when Bull Boskins Hnlllday Leaf at that point and be followed Sheriff nt m and drawled (Tall Tompklns has got a powerful lot o'friends In men were congregated, whom fall this and if bis decease Is due to tbe style silent the moment they'laid eye. on the prisoner JJ he Is persuaded Into i ewimy.jl'd bate to have sold It to '1m. and Judge seemed to regard him with the ierocltf wolves, though had be seen more clearly he might some other emotion caused the Ift swelling and writhing of their features Tin 'that SawUtorm Smith had lapsed Into a sullen Wa to his appreuen Ion The''Ferbdoui Judge. At last Prosecutor Bulger called Roger of Kkiddoo, the mall carrier who bad brought the news of Tall Tompklns' decease. u Court and jury the Prosecutor command- "bow T Tolllver Tompklns died .'.Jipold on there a shouted a gruff volte from the back of the room that was vaguely familiar term Leaf, and before the witness could open bis llpa te'descrlbe the Sklddoo tragedy the alleged victim of that tragedy thrust his way through the jammed and stood in tbe quivering flesh before the petrl- Do yon 4neau Sandstorm cried Rem The same, GllMytnod4ed "Big square red hended'chap One of those large talkers, which as i.bluttY. _ Bnt he isn t a lawyer I. her asfeed the feeling nevertheless a sense of relief in having at least one friendfon tbat barbarous edge, of civilisation 'Certainly he ain't a regular snapped the Bowler. Nevada lawyers don t waste ihe.U, time on murder They're too blame rbusy draw- ing up mine prospectuses. Conversation ceased to rise to the surface for R. f Jf 8 i Ai "go abead and make your charge This Is tbe Olleey whispered' as he led his prisoner to a chair behind a bald ,As the day wore along however U Halllday Leaf beaded man with ulde shoulders and perpetually jfo'und a fairly brisk market for his automatics and blinking eyi-a sat Bern Leafs uswteody gaie gqt leoon forgot all about the gloomy predictions of Brill down to focus he made out Sandstorm Smith'pushing JRoektns Deacon Bowler introduced him to many of Q'B WB.T toward him. 'Smith's usually Jovial features (the leading cltlzena of Bullfrog and gave blm some were set and stern ns bronze. As he shook hands wlrh [assistance in dramming np trade It was not until the gun drummer be coughed ominously. Then, bend- the follqwlngjmomlng that the tenderfoot salesman close to "em's ear, he was reminded of the existence of Tall Tompklns For heaven's sake, buck up and look fierce. If He was Jnst beginning to blink his eyes as the sun outfit sees you trembling it's all off. The only poured.In hlaV bedroom window In the Knockabout WI3r beat this Bullfrog court la, on your Inn when the door opened and Sheriff Gllaey of Bull See that blond with the peacock strut who Is frog, walked la. Sheriff Gilsey Is almost seven feet talking to the Judge' Well that s Bulger, Proximate Inference accordloglo the unwritten law of high, loose Jointed and wearing a black beard trimmed murder prosecutor and the fiercest cross tbia commnnitv lestcrdni you sold to Thomas Tol iquare His smile Is i concealed quantity owing to erer walked in the shadow of Beelle- Tompklns, known to his friends as Tall Tomp- bub Mountain Tk If they are friendly the deceased a second shouted Smith, "on the ground that tbe Judge Dugan hoarselj 'I don't remember' hanging without burial. If thi are questton's taen nswore.! toStbe deceased a iirat class ei-e-cu-tlon, with hcirso Mcn fatld headstone, providing tliu villuiju is In fuitds. If -'i It Is. jthyjr don't like Ihe neceascd and ha died owing them The bald headed Judge wrinkled his'brows and twld '-ey they sometimes chip lu and give the accused _ died his thumbs. Judge Dugan hoarTelj "V, Itnas. Is excused snarled Bulger "Bill Hodge, caVe of a childI sli stroked (b) "But the man in cnrop who raw this prls take I ho stand III proie thii crime on thla prisoner who appears to'tbe court to'be unilH tin. V< oner sell tboic toy pistols to lall pro In spite of his lying tongue and all tbe Sandstorm teen jears twehe and (c) In am, or or fJ.H tested Prosecutor Bulger 'Bull HosMns, the stage Smith. Jn the norld" J Cn8c' present, of that parent or number of strokes shall not eicecd In the nt n _1_ .1__1__.LI j i UOJT four elgh The usual modu. operandl is aa tbe ;