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get ray dear husband back and he'll
.never have to complain of me again."
She passed a sleepless night When
that precious, old schemer Parsons
presented her husband the next 'day
at noon, Melinda threw her arms
about the neck of her prodigal
spouse, and Parsons sneaked away
feeling quite mean for giving so hard
a lesson to a deserving though at
times somewhat contentious woman.
Melinda was "good as pie" after
that, and two happy lovers were al
lowed ,to chat across the old front
gate as much as they wanted to. If
ever Ezra saw the old time spells
coming over his wife, he would walk
to a big map hanging on the wall.
He would not fiave long to run his
finger over Mexico, and Turkey, be
fore Melinda became her usual smil
ing self again.
THEY'RE USING BULLETS FOR BAIT
Montrose, Colo., April 28. "I was j
fishin' up. the Blue Canyon, about 30 j
miles from here, which . is. the pret
tiest canyon in the Rockies, an' the
finest trout fishin'," says C. A. Elliott,
one of the best fishermen in the Un
"They were bitin' fine, an' I had my
basket about full, an' Isays to myself,
'Elliott, you sure are quite some fish
erman.' "About the time I made that there
comment a whoppin' big one grabbed
my hook and hiked upstream with it.
I played him for a while, an' got him
a little tuckered, an' then started to'
haul 'im in.
"There was another feller fishin'
up above me, maybe 30 or 40 feet
back. They. call him 'Old'' Bill.' I
dunno what his name is. He's had
differences of opinion with men an'
laws, an' lives by his lonesome in a
little cabin onllie mountain 'top;" an'
never leaves his cabin without a gun
on him an' a knife in his belt.
"As I was. tuggin' away, haulin' in
that big boy, he brought up alongside
of Old Bill, an' I calls out:
"Hey, Bill, I wish you'd grab my
line an' take im off for me.'
"'All right!' says Old Bill: He
reaches out an' takes the line, anV
lifts the fish I could see as he was
a beauty an' just then Mr. Trout
shakes hisself, an' slips off'n the
hook, an' flashes into the water out
" 'He's gone!' I hollers, thinkin''
what a fool Old Bill is for losin' him.
'"No, he ain't!' snaps Bill.
"When he begins expressin' them
sentiments, I see his right hand slip
inside his coat, an' by the time he
gets to 'ain't' I see a flash from ah
automatic pistol, an' the canyon's all
-y-T!fere;s your -fish!' says Bill. ;